This foreign born permanent A list mostly movie actress who is an Academy Award winner/nominee has never really spoken out about #MeToo because she doesn’t like people discussing her long time relationship with a man nearly in his 30’s when she was just 15.
Winslet says lost love marred ‘Titanic’ success
NEW YORK — The release of the blockbuster that made her a household name, “Titanic,” should have been a happy time for Kate Winslet. Instead, she was mourning the loss of her first love, Stephen Tredre.
“Looking back, I see what I was dealing with when ‘Titanic’ came out,” the 31-year-old actress says in Sunday’s Parade magazine. “I had a lot of pain, and I was confused about who I was.”
The Britain-born Winslet, who’s married to director Sam Mendes, met Tredre in London when she was 15 and he was 28. “He was the most important person in my life, next to my family,” she says of Tredre, who worked as a TV writer and actor.
“I was very shy,” she says. “I was vulnerable … Other girls teased me horribly. I was bullied. I’d just put my head down and get on with it. That was my means of survival. Stephen made me feel secure and embraced.”
Tredre was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1994, and died three years later during the opening week of “Titanic.” The two had ended their relationship but “talked every day,” she says. “This was not somebody I’d turn my back on.” – Source